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Chad Childers

Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
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3 Doors Down Issue Statement Regarding Troubled Bassist Todd Harrell

3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell made headlines this week as he was once again arrested on a DUI charge in Mississippi. The latest infraction follows a previous DUI in Mississippi and an incident in Tennessee in 2013 in which Harrell is still awaiting a court date after a vehicle crash resulted in a man's death.

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Halestorm + Corey Taylor Lead Performance Lineup for 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards

The late Ronnie James Dio's impact was far reaching, as evidenced not only by the upcoming tribute album that's coming this year but also by the talent lineup on hand for the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards Gala. Let's start with Halestorm and Corey Taylor, who will be rocking the stage at this year's event in Hollywood, Calif.

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3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Arrested on DUI Charges in Mississippi

3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell's battles with drink and drugs are continuing. The musician was taken into custody Tuesday (Feb. 18) in D'Iberville, Mississippi after police found him passed out in his vehicle at a street intersection.

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Dave Lombardo Blasts Ex-Bandmates for Slayer Ouster + Behavior at Jeff Hanneman’s Memorial

To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.

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Newsted, ‘… As the Crow Flies’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Newsted are digging deeper into their 'Heavy Metal Music' album, with '… As the Crow Flies' being chosen as the next single. The group recently completed a video for the track and Loudwire is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of the clip.

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Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy + Mark Tremonti Headline ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

It's been a big year for Alter Bridge, as evidenced by the band's strong showing in the recent Loudwire Music Awards. This weekend they'll take their next turn in the spotlight, as frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti drop by VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.'

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Hellyeah Part Ways With Guitarist and Bassist as New Album Details Revealed

Hellyeah will have a different look the next time you see them as two of the band's members have exited the group. Blabbermouth reports that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha have parted ways with the band, with Bloodsimple's Kyle Sanders being selected to take over for Kakaha on bass.

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Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch + Deftones Lead 2014 River City Rockfest

San Antonio will be rocking in late May as the River City Rockfest returns with a stellar hard rock and metal lineup. Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch and Deftones will lead the way, with a number of frontline rock acts joining them for the festivities.

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